John Thompson

Communications & Brand Director


John is responsible for the reputation of Actis globally. This includes managing relationships with local and international stakeholders, producing thought leadership materials and advising portfolio companies on marketing and public relations strategy. John is also a contributing member of Actis’ Macroeconomic Forum.

Prior to joining Actis John worked at global consultancy Edelman where he founded and led the Africa Desk in London and was later seconded to a leading investment bank. Before this he worked for nearly three years in Sub-Saharan Africa as a journalist, publisher and consultant.

John has a BA (Hons) from Durham University and holds a diploma from the Universidad de Salamanca.